It's always weird to look at the summary picture I include on these outbox posts. It always makes me second- guess my rating. I mean, could I really have liked everything I've read over the last week and a half so much... but, yes. Yes I did.
The "Week's" Mini-Reviews:
UnSouled by Neal Shusterman: I continue to be WOWed and floored and gaga, googoo over the Unwind series. The end of book three got me looking out the side- eye wondering where they are going with a weird turn, but the story stays strong, the characters stay awesome, and the content continues to deal with serious shit.
My Great Harry Potter reread continues. There are parts of this book that seem completely new to me, which is not surprising, considering I read it when it was released over 10 years ago. I had a whole different brain back then.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby: I read this via audiobook through Overdrive. Worth it. There's a little bit of magic, a little bit of a fairytale retelling vibe.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. The Feels!! I can't! In this book, two scientists create a device (The Firebird) that allows you to cross dimensions and visit worlds that are just like ours, but slightly different due to random tiny weeny differences in events. But, we can't have nice things without someone who wants to take them or destroy them, amirite? So, who are the bad guys? And why does everyone else forget who they are when they use the Firebird except our main girl, Marguerite? And, just as importantly when you're a teenager: when people love you, do they love you across dimensions? Is loving someone here the same as loving them there?
Dumplin by Julie Murphy: This is basically set to be the fat girl book of the year, which basically made me not want to read it. I hate reading things that I think are going to be used as represent The Voice. But, the fact that there aren't enough large-bodied main characters out there to keep each fat- girl main character from being THE CHOSEN ONE isn't this book's fault. I'm glad I got over myself. The struggles and the feels are real. We've all got our own shit to deal with.
The Fifth Season by N.K Jemisin
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely